Second Workshop for Advanced PhD Candidates from North American Universities and Israel on the Holocaust
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 17-21 November 2013
Call for Papers
Submission deadline: 31 May 2013
The Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies, University of Southern California and the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem wish to announce the second joint workshop for advanced PhD candidates working on Holocaust topics.
This workshop intends to bring together graduate students from the United States, Canada, and Israel to exchange ideas and share their research results on the Holocaust, including its antecedents and aftermath. Yad Vashem’s Research Institute and the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies encourage PhD candidates to submit their applications for the workshop, which will be held this time from 17 to 21 November at USC in Los Angeles, USA. All topics on the Holocaust are open for consideration.
The sessions of the workshop will consist of presentations by the participants on their particular topics followed by discussion periods.
Workshop participants will be allocated time to utilize the USC Archives and Library, as the Shoah foundation Archive, the largest central repository of Holocaust video testimonies. The archives’ more than 52,000 personal testimonies are complemented by an extensive library holding on the Holocaust as well as rare documents and books from the Third Reich plus original transcripts from the Nuremberg trials and private papers of Jewish emigrants at USC Doheny library.
Application Qualifications and Procedures
• Applicants must be registered in a university PhD program in the United States, Canada or Israel
• Applicants from the US and Canada must have finished their course work and be in an advanced stage of their research.
All application materials must be submitted electronically in English by 31 May. Selections will be announced by 30 June 2013. An application consists of:
• Completed application form
• One-page abstract proposal
• List of relevant USC archival holdings for the project
• Short academic biography (15-20 lines)
Applications should be sent to both
the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel; tel. (972-2-6443480); email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
and the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies, University of Southern California; tel. (1-213-740-1668); email: email@example.com.
The submitted applications will be discussed between the two partner institutions. Final selection of applications for US-American and Canadian participants will be made by the University of Southern California. Israeli applications will be decided upon by Yad Vashem.
Participants from the United States and Canada should contact Prof. Wolf Gruner regarding all travel and workshop details; Israeli participants should contact Yad Vashem’s Research Institute. Additional funding for travel may be available upon request.
This workshop is a continuation of the international exchange workshop program started by the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, in 1999.
Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and Professor of History
Team leader: USC Dornsife 2020 Research Cluster "Resisting the Path to Genocides"
Department of History
SOS Room 262
3502 Trousdale Pkwy
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0034
Tel.: 001 (213) 740 1668
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